Trifolium ornithopodioides L.

Bird's foot clover

source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Trifolium ornithopodioides L.
The Plant list Trifolium ornithopodioides (L.) Sm.
English name Bird's foot clover

Crop relationship
Clover same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence very rare
Status Red List: vulnerable
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Duinen van Texel (SBB [a])
  • Lage Land van Texel (NM [p])
  • Oude en Nieuwe Land van Texel (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe SW-European coastal areas and Hungary
Asia -
Africa N-Africa coastal areas
North-America -
South-America -
Australia SE-Australia
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, January 2018. doi:10.15468/dl.3xpemp; 10.15468/dl.yowv2s
Distribution data GBIF, January 2018. doi:10.15468/dl.3xpemp; 10.15468/dl.yowv2s

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information